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  • Adam Silver supports 'Enough' T-shirts, players speaking out(expert athletes)

    11/14/2018 6:34:11 AM PST · by rktman · 17 replies
    espn.com ^ | 11/12/2018 | ohm youngmisuk
    With NBA commissioner Adam Silver in the stands and supporting the cause, the Los Angeles Lakers and Atlanta Hawks honored the victims of the Thousand Oaks shooting by wearing black T-shirts with the message "Enough" on the front. The Lakers and Hawks followed what the Clippers and Milwaukee Bucks did on Saturday when players from both teams first wore the T-shirts. "As I've always said, our players aren't just ballplayers, they're citizens," Silver told ESPN after watching the Lakers beat the Hawks 107-106 on Sunday. "They have strong feelings about what's happening in society and they react to them. I...
  • NBA Star Fined $25k For Saying No Homo By Liberal Gestapo's! Is The PC Movement Going Too Far?

    11/07/2018 6:37:56 PM PST · by Morgana · 10 replies
    TNN RAW 2 ^ | November 7, 2018 | Tommy Sotomayor
    NBA Star Fined $25k For Saying No Homo By Liberal Gestapo's! Is The PC Movement Going Too Far?
  • LeBron James wears Beto O'Rourke for Senate hat to Lakers' game in San Antonio

    10/27/2018 7:56:24 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 58 replies
    CBS SPORTS ^ | 10/27/18 | Jack Maloney
    LeBron James is no stranger to making political statements, and that hasn't changed now that he's a member of the Los Angeles Lakers. Before his new team's game on Saturday night against the Spurs in San Antonio, LeBron arrived in a black and white hat that said "Beto for Senate."
  • The LeBron Lakers era gets off to a rocky start

    10/18/2018 11:47:12 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 15 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 19, 2018 | 1:53am
    PORTLAND, Ore. — LeBron James opened with two thunderous dunks and had 26 points and 12 rebounds in his first game with the Lakers, but the Trail Blazers prevailed 128-119 Thursday night in the season opener for both teams.
  • Hollywood Publicist on O’Rourke: I Haven’t Seen LA This Excited About a Politician in Years (tr)

    10/18/2018 5:52:12 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 42 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | October 18, 2018 | David Rutz
    A top Hollywood publicist says the excitement in Los Angeles over Texas Democratic Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke is at a level he hasn't seen for a national liberal politician in years. Danny Deraney, whose clientele has included A-listers like Justin Timberlake, Jay-Z, Beyonce and Madonna, told NBC News in another profile of O'Rourke that he has effectively swept the famously progressive town off its feet: Danny Deraney, a Hollywood publicist who has worked with celebrities like Justin Timberlake and Madonna, said he hasn't seen Los Angeles this excited about a national politician in years. "Barack Obama kind of swept everybody...
  • Knicks put on a show and open season with Hawks destruction

    10/17/2018 7:19:51 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 11 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 17, 2018 | 10:01pm | Marc Berman
    Don’t get used to it, but David Fizdale’s youthful Knicks created fireworks and history on opening night. Scoring a franchise-record 49 points in the second quarter and with Tim Hardaway Jr. adjusting superbly to his No. 1 option role, the Knicks captured their season opener with a 126-107 pounding of the even-younger Hawks. The Garden fell a few hundred fans short of a sellout against a Hawks team expected to compete for the NBA’s worst record. “I don’t want to put a cap on it,’’ Fizdale said before tipoff. “This team could catch fire and figure something out or this...
  • Report: Kanye West’s Yeezy Basketball Shoes Would Be Banned by NBA [retribution]

    10/03/2018 9:23:28 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 21 replies
    www.breitbart.com ^ | 10/03/2018 | Dylan Gwinn
    Rap mogul Kanye West is already taking fire for his defense of President Trump on Saturday Night Live over the weekend. Now, in addition to those problems, a new report claims that the NBA will not allow the rapper’s “Yeezy” basketball shoes to be worn on the floor this year. According to ESPN, the NBA will likely ban the shoes due to their reflective highly-reflective heels. The concern, according to industry insiders cited in the ESPN report, is that the reflection from the heels would be a distraction to spectators and television audiences.
  • Orlando Magic owner Rich DeVos dies at 92

    09/06/2018 11:37:30 AM PDT · by billorites · 18 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | September 6, 2018 | Brian Schmitz and Josh Robbins
    Rich DeVos, a self-made billionaire who co-founded Amway and purchased the Orlando Magic in 1991, died Thursday in Ada, Mich., due to complications from an infection. DeVos was 92 years old. DeVos, who underwent a heart transplant in 1997 at the age of 71, attended some Magic home games during the 2017-18 season. DeVos took over as the Magic’s owner when he purchased the franchise for $85 million from Orlando real estate developer William duPont III after duPont experienced financial difficulties. Forbes recently estimated the Magic’s value at $1.225 billion, 19th out of 30 NBA teams. Forbes also approximated DeVos’...
  • Make No Mistake About It: LeBron is a Racist

    09/01/2018 12:04:40 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 27 replies
    WSAU ^ | August 30, 2018 12:24 p.m. | by John Muir
    Death, taxes, and LeBron James talking politics. It seems that has become the new list of guaranteed things in life in today's day and age. Since the inception of the Trump presidency, we have often heard the NBA superstar share his political opinion. It usually goes something like 'I disagree with this Trump policy. I don't like him. He's a racist.' There is no logic to what the Los Angeles Lakers' forward says, but that's on him. Mr. James seems perfectly content with using the logically-flawed argument of 'white guys who disagree with me are racist.' But no, Mr. James,...
  • LeBron James had to ‘adjust’ to white people at posh high school

    08/31/2018 4:06:31 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 72 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 30, 2018 | Ryan Gaydos, Fox News
    James, who hosts the show that vows to have “spirited, free-flowing discussions,” attended St. Vincent-St. Mary Catholic School in Akron, Ohio, as a basketball prodigy. He said upon entering school, he didn’t have any desire to talk to any of his white classmates, as he was there to play basketball. “When I first went to the ninth grade in high school, I was on some ‘I’m not -–---- with white people,’ ” James said. “I was so institutionalized growing up in the ‘hood, it was like, ‘They don’t -–- with us, they don’t want us to succeed.’” “So I’m like,...
  • NBA's Ben McLemore Says Kneeling NFL Players Don't "Represent Our Nation"

    08/26/2018 7:18:08 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 11 replies
    HotNewHipHop ^ | Aug 26, 2018 | Devin Ch
    ...NBA players haven't been asked to justify their action/inaction on political issues, because unlike in other leagues, NBA players are allowed, if not encouraged to protest social inequalities, so long as it doesn't cause hindrance within the league. But Ben McLemore is not of the same opinion. His thoughts align more closely with those shared by NFL owners: "You should always represent our nation," Ben says. "That's how I feel. I think you always should."
  • Nick Young arrested after incident with police

    08/25/2018 3:39:58 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 17 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | August 25, 2018 | Henry Bushnell
    Nick Young was arrested on Friday night after an incident with police during a traffic stop in Los Angeles, according to a report from TMZ. Young, who remains a free agent after winning his first NBA title with the Golden State Warriors in June, was reportedly pulled over for an ordinary traffic violation in Hollywood. Then, according to TMZ:
  • Iran’s Ahmadinejad weighs in on Trump, LeBron James spat

    08/05/2018 4:13:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | August 5, 2018 | The Associated Press
    Iran’s former hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s quest to return to the spotlight now includes weighing in on a spat between US President Donald Trump and basketball star LeBron James. Ahmadinejad used Twitter — which is banned in Iran — to write Sunday: “In my opinion everyone especially a President should love all, and not differentiate between them.” He added that he loved NBA greats James and Michael Jordan, as well as former Denver Nuggets player Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf. Trump wrote a tweet Friday night questioning James’ intelligence after he gave an interview to CNN and criticized the American president....
  • While LeBron James and Don Lemon dis POTUS Trump, they ignore the BIGGEST killer of black people

    08/05/2018 1:30:03 PM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 8 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 8/5/18 | USA Features
    Cognitive Dissonance: In recent days NBA star LeBron James appeared on host Don Lemon’s little-watched CNN program to complain about how POTUS Donald Trump is “dividing” America and fostering racism. Prominent black figures making such baseless claims about the president is nothing new. During the interview, however, James and Lemon also discussed the former’s opening of a new school in his hometown of Akron, Ohio, for “at risk” black youths. It’s good that James is giving back to his community. Charity, for the most part, is admirable. But if he’s really concerned about protecting blacks who are ‘at risk,’ he...
  • ‘Shut up, racist’: Candace Owens wrecks Hillary so bluntly, James Woods eyes her for political run

    08/05/2018 1:46:45 PM PDT · by Eddie01 · 34 replies
    bizpac ^ | August 5, 2018 | Vivek Saxena
    Outspoken Hollywood actor James Wood suggested on social media Saturday night that perhaps renowned conservative commentator Candace Owens should run for office one day. The nod came after she annihilated Hillary Clinton. The failed Democrat presidential nominee posted a tweet directed at NBA star LeBron James praising him for being such “a class act.” .@KingJames is a great family man, incredible ballplayer, gives back to his community, and isn’t afraid to speak his mind. He’s a world class athlete and a class act. We need more like him in this world. — Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) August 4, 2018 Clinton posted...
  • Michael Jordan Says He Supports LeBron James After Donald Trump Ripped Lakers SF

    08/04/2018 2:23:25 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 27 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | August 4, 2018 | MIKE CHIARI
    Basketball legend Michael Jordan voiced his support for LeBron James on Saturday after President Donald Trump posted a critical tweet regarding the Los Angeles Lakers superstar. According to Geoff Bennett of NBC News, Jordan released a statement through a spokesperson that read, "I support LJ. He's doing an amazing job for his community." On Friday night, Trump questioned James' intelligence and suggested he preferred Jordan: @realDonaldTrump LeBron James was just interviewed by the dumbest man on television, Don Lemon. He made Lebron look smart, which isn’t easy to do. I like Mike! Jordan was the latest in a long line...
  • Astro Star Alex Bregman Rips Donald Trump Over Attack on LeBron James

    08/04/2018 12:58:49 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 40 replies
    12 UP ^ | August 4, 2018 | Nate Puciato
    Not the right time to tell Alex Bregman to stick to sports, Houston and LSU fans. Not if our President won't stick to politics.
  • Why LeBron Can Say Whatever He Wants About Politics

    08/04/2018 12:26:56 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 39 replies
    Five Thirty Eight ^ | July 31, 2018 | Perry Bacon, Jr.
    LeBron James attended a Cleveland campaign rally for Hillary Clinton in 2016 even though she was likely to lose his home state of Ohio. After Donald Trump’s election, James repeatedly blasted the president. When Laura Ingraham said James should “shut up and dribble,” he rebutted the Fox News host by saying he had never heard of her before her remark. And now this: On Monday, James wouldn’t rule out running for president in 2020. James began to get involved in political issues during the Obama years — publicly backing the first African-American president and the Black Lives Matter movement, for...
  • Trump fires back at LeBron James after NBA star accuses president of dividing nation

    08/04/2018 9:05:15 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 57 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 4, 2018 | Dave Boyer
    “Lebron James was just interviewed by the dumbest man on television, Don Lemon,” Mr. Trump tweeted late Friday night. “He made Lebron look smart, which isn’t easy to do. I like Mike!” “Mike” was an apparent reference to retired NBA legend Michael Jordan. In an interview with Mr. Lemon on CNN, Mr. James said he feels that the president is “using sports to kinda divide us.”
  • CNN Pits Lebron James Against Trump

    08/03/2018 12:54:14 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 3, 2018 | Brent Bozell and Tim Graham
    Pro basketball legend LeBron James was interviewed on "CNN Tonight" on July 30. Host Don Lemon warmly congratulated him for opening a school for 240 at-risk children in his hometown of Akron, Ohio. If only it could've ended there, focused just on that. But you knew it wouldn't. Because, as they say, "This ... is CNN." It was expected that Lemon would encourage James to trash President Trump, because that's what CNN does, hour by hour, minute by minute. James said that during his childhood, he came to a better understanding of white people through sports. He said: "When you're...